(DailyDig.com) – The Freedom Convoy in Canada has become one of the largest convoys in history. Despite the peaceful nature of the protest, authorities have attempted to get control of the situation through some heavy-handed tactics. Despite this, police have been unable to dissolve the crowd, which continues to chant “freedom” throughout the day while gaining global support.
The Freedom Convoy isn’t just composed of truckers anymore. The convoy is attracting attention from citizens all across Canada — and in some cases, the rest of the world. In fact, a long list of farmers and doctors have recently joined the protests.
Despite all of the support from Canadian citizens and others worldwide, the police in Canada’s capital of Ottawa have attempted to crack down on the protesters. Supporters of the Freedom convoy recently met hostile police responses with peace, chanting “freedom” as they faced the risk of arrest.
Ottawa police quietly backed down in the face of the Freedom Convoy’s massive and peaceful unified front of truckers and Canadian citizens demanding an end to the mandates that have impacted their livelihoods. As the police backed away, the chants of “freedom” echoed throughout the streets as the jubilant Canadian crowd continued to cheerfully stand their ground in the face of threats from the government. No one was arrested.
Still, local authorities have arrested people supporting the truckers, seizing their vehicles, and restricting access to fuel, even taking fuel from citizens seeking to donate to members of the Convoy so that they can warm themselves in the frigid Canadian winter. Ottawa Police Chief Peter John Sloly recently vowed to bring charges against any officer that supports the Freedom Convoy.
Mayor Jim Watson, on the other hand, claims authorities are overwhelmed. He declared a state of emergency late last week.
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